Over?

Toni Braxton and Birdman appear to have split, ended engagement

Breakup rumors are swirling around Toni Braxton and her fiancé Bryan "Birdman" Williams, and the duo is fanning the flames.

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The couple officially announced their engagement almost a year ago, but it certainly appears that both are single again.

On Jan. 1, the R&B legend posted an Instagram image of herself in a red dress, but the caption raised eyebrows.

"Starting a new chapter isn't always an easy choice…," she wrote, "but ALWAYS choose to be chosen. Cheers to a new year."

She also deleted all previous photos she'd posted on Instagram.

Afterward, the Shade Room captured a screen grab from Birdman in which he seemed to have confirmed the split, writing in an Instagram Story, "It's over…" It has since been deleted.

The cause of the split isn't known, but in November 2018, Toni said Birdman was getting tired of simply being engaged.

While speaking to Wendy Williams, Toni, 51, said she and the rapper already set two dates for a wedding but neither panned out.

"We were doing 'Braxton Family Values.' We were going through a little drama," she said. "I was like okay, the wedding – it's a good thing to get all the sisters together. But I couldn't get us all together. The wedding is not a good reason because it's messing up my relationship a little bit. He's like, 'Come on, Michelle [her middle name] set a date.'"

"He said before the year is out," she added. "So [I have] a couple weeks."

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Birdman, Toni said, didn't need a lavish wedding. Toni, though, had previously said she wants a "Great Gatsby" themed wedding.

"I need the dress," the singer told Wendy on Nov. 14. "I want the dress."

Leaving the legacy

Aaron Spelling's son, Randy, dishes on why he fled Hollywood

Randy Spelling grew up as Hollywood royalty as the son of mega-producer Aaron Spelling and brother of Tori Spelling. With that upbringing came tremendous pressure to be somebody special in Tinseltown, but it was a life Randy didn't want.

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In a chat with Page Six, the 42-year-old spoke about growing up the son of "such a legend" and why he decided to leave it all behind for a quiet life in Oregon.

"I realized I have to forge my own path because if I don't it's going to kill me," he said. 

Aaron was one of the biggest names in entertainment while producing a string a massive hits, including, "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Charlie's Angels," "Dynasty," "Melrose Place," and "The Love Boat."

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While Randy's sister Tori went on to fame, he opted to become a life coach. Although he first thought that he would continue the family's glitzy legacy (in fact, it was all but assumed), his father's death in 2006 changed things.

"I was just trying to fill myself in any way I could and started filling myself with the wrong things and got caught up in addiction," Randy said. "So I went to rehab and after I thought, 'Gosh, I have this second chance, who do I want to be? What makes me happy? What am I here for?' And all these existential questions that I really set out on a path to answer."

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It was then that he discovered life coaching, something he's now done for 13 years.

"It was just, 'Hey this sounds really interesting,' so I did it and it was suggested I work with people and I started doing that and I realized, 'I think I'm good at it,' and it just propelled me to do more," he said. "I've been on both sides of the coin from having everything to being very concerned, 'How I am going to make this happen for my family?' and I can tell you happiness doesn't come from money. It can bring less stress and afford more choice but I work with people who have very little and CEOs and I can tell you happiness has nothing to do with money."

Engagement

Tiffany Trump announces engagement on father's final day in office

Tiffany Trump is hearing wedding bells. 

On Jan. 19, just 24 hours before her father leaves the Oval Office, Tiffany announced on Instagram that she has gotten engaged to boyfriend Michael Boulos.

While posting a snap from the White House, the 27-year-old wrote, "It has been an honor to celebrate many milestones, historic occasions and create memories with my family here at the White House, none more special than my engagement to my amazing fiancé Michael! Feeling blessed and excited for the next chapter!"

Michael commented, "Love you honey."

Tiffany and Michael have been dating for two years.

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Michael, who reportedly hails from a wealthy Nigerian family, posted the same photo to social media. 

"Got engaged to the love of my life! Looking forward to our next chapter together," he wrote.

The announcement comes as Tiffany's father, Donald Trump, enters his final 24 hours as President of the United States. Although Tiffany champions her father and was hopeful he'd be re-elected in the 2020 election, she hasn't had the presence that her older half-siblings have had on TV and on the campaign trail. Still, her Instagram feed often showed her at the White House or with her famous family.

Page Six notes that Tiffany, like many in her family, is looking to take up residence in South Florida.

Proud grandpa

Michael Douglas meets 1-month-old grandson for first time

The wait was worth it. 

Back in mid-December, Michael Douglas' son Cameron Douglas welcomed a second child, a son, with his wife Viviane Thibes. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael was unable to meet his grandson for weeks.

Finally, on Jan. 19, the "Wall Street" actor was able to meet 4-week-old Ryder T. Douglas.

"First time I've seen my month old grandson, Ryder!," a bottle-carrying Michael captioned a photo in which Ryder comfortably nestles in his arm. The 76-year-old also added a smiling emoji and a heart emoji.

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Despite his physical absence from Ryder's life thus far — through no fault of his own — Michael has acted the part of a proud grandpa for the next Douglas generation. 

On Dec. 23, he posted a photo of Cameron, Viviane, Ryder and their daughter, Lua, 3. 

"Congratulations Cameron and Viviane! Welcome to the [world] Ryder T. Douglas!," Michael wrote.   

As happy as Michael is to be a grandfather again, he's equally proud of his son, Cameron. The 42-year-old has overcome a drug-fueled past and embraced sobriety.

Cameron, who's grandfather was Kirk Douglas, was arrested in 2009 and sent to prison on drug charges. Two years later, while serving as an inmate, he was given a second sentence after being caught behind bars with items that tested positive for cocaine. Cameron was eventually released in July 2016.

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While in prison, Cameron decided to get his life together.

"I believe the moment where I started to change direction was when I was given my second sentence," he said. "I was in solitary confinement and I felt something cracking or breaking inside of me. At that point, I knew I had two paths left open to me, and one path I probably would not have made it back from."

Splitsville

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas split: Report

Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas have parted ways after nearly a year together, according to multiple reports. 

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"There is a lot of love still between the two of them," a source told Page Six. "The split is as amicable as can be. Ana is great, but I also think there's something to be said for the fact that Ben has a family and he really wants to be there for his kids and Ana is in a different place in her life."

Ben, 48, and Ana, 32, began dating after meeting on the set of "Deep Water." They were quickly seen vacationing in Cuba together. For most of 2020, Ben and Ana even quarantined together and the romance appeared to be moving quickly. In December 2020, People magazine reported that she even moved in with him.

Over the holidays, though, Ana made a trip home to see her family, sparking suspicion that the couple might be on the verge of a split. 

In happier times, Ben and Ana were often seen on walks with his kids, Violet, 14, Seraphina, 11, and Samuel, 8, all of whom he shares with ex-wife Jennifer Garner. Jen, sources said, even approved of Ana and was happy about the growing relationship the "Knives Out" star had with Ben's kids.

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"It's sad, but for Ben, his children come above everything," Page Six's source said.

food theory

Pamela Anderson says 'vegans are better lovers'

Pamela Anderson believes there's a direct correlation between food and fun in the bedroom.

During an appearance on "Good Morning Britain," the former "Baywatch" beauty, who's been vegan for the past 30 years, made host Piers Morgan blush while discussing details of her love life. At one point, Piers asked if vegans make for better lovers.

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"That's what I hear. I'm vegan. I'm fairly confident in that statement," she said on Jan. 18. "Absolutely, I think. But I think I've always had a lot of fun in that department."

As for why she's so confident in her stance, she said, "A lot of research went in to this."

Piers' question stemmed from a tweet Pam made over the weekend that read, "Vegans make better lovers. The cholesterol in meat, eggs and dairy causes hardening of the arteries (and not much else!)"

She added, "It slows blood flow to all the body's organs, not just the heart. You can improve your overall health and increase stamina in the bedroom by going vegan. A healthy body is a sexy body, and eating meat ISN'T healthy. It's been linked to heart disease, diabetes, strokes, and obesity – which are major causes of erectile dysfunction."

"No one needs to eat meat, since we can get everything we need from a healthy, vegan diet," she said.

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Pam also claimed that vegan diets can help prevent future pandemics.

"COVID-19 and other deadly viruses like SARS, MERS, swine flu, and bird flu all spread from animals to humans. More viruses are sure to follow, since factory farms, live animal markets, and slaughterhouses are the perfect breeding ground for deadly diseases," she wrote. "Tofu, however, has never caused a pandemic!"

Island fever

Miss Cayman Islands denies link to Armie Hammer amid scandal

Armie Hammer is on an island of his own when it comes to the Miss Cayman Islands pageant.

The organization was recently linked to Armie, but it has forcefully refuted any connection to the scandal-plagued actor.

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Last week, the "Call Me By Your Name" star was reported to have a secret Instagram account under the handle el_destructo_86. The person running the account, supposedly Armie, implied that he was having a relationship with "Ms. Cayman," as a racy video of a woman appeared in the feed.

The org said the lingerie-clad woman on the Instagram feed is not Miss Cayman, nor does the woman have anything to do with Miss Cayman Islands.

"The Committee is very disturbed by the video and would like to confirm that the woman is not the reigning Miss Cayman Islands and has no affiliation to the Miss Cayman Islands Universe pageant," the pageant said on its Instagram account. "The Committee and the reigning Miss Cayman regard this issue with the utmost seriousness and the matter has been reported to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS)."

It added, "The depiction of the woman in the video goes against all that our organization stands for and the Committee is consequently requesting that Mr. Hammer immediately remove all references to Miss Cayman from his social media channels."

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Last weekend Armie's name was trending on social media after he allegedly described himself as a "cannibal" in a leaked private message to a woman. As the week went on, more women came forward with bizarre and disturbing accusations against him.

The fallout prompted him to pull out of the film "Shotgun Wedding," which he was set to star in opposite Jennifer Lopez. 

"I'm not responding to these b******* claims but in light of the vicious and spurious online attacks against me, I cannot in good conscience now leave my children for 4 months to shoot a film in the Dominican Republic," he told TMZ. "Lionsgate is supporting me in this and I'm grateful to them for that." 

Body moving

Kelly Osbourne 'feeling herself' while showing off weight loss

Kelly Osbourne has got it, and she's flaunting it. 

The reality TV star took to Instagram this weekend to show off her 85 pound weight loss.

"Oh she's feeling herself today hunty!!!!," Kelly captioned a series of snaps that appear to have been taken in a trailer.

Last August, Kelly shocked her fans when she showed off a significantly slimmed figure on social media. She told one friend that she dropped 85 pounds. A few weeks later, she opened up about her weight loss, indicating it was helped by surgery.

"I did the gastric sleeve. All it does is change the shape of your stomach," she said on the "Hollywood Raw with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn" podcast. "I got that almost 2 years ago. I will never ever ever lie about it ever. It is the best thing I have ever done."

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The surgery, she said, is different than a "gastric bypass."

"All it does is move you in the right direction," she said. "So, anyone who's thinking of doing something like this, really think about that. I had to do a year of stand-alone therapy to prepare myself for the surgery before I even had it. All it is — is a push in the right direction. It doesn't solve all your problems. It's not a quick fix."

Not only has Kelly's body changed, but so has her mindset.

"The number one thing I had to do was get happy. I had to fix my head before I could fix my body. You can never go into this if you're not in a good mindset. I stopped drinking, which is the best thing I've ever done. I really wanted to fix the things that were broken in me," she said. "I'm not perfect. I still make a lot of mistakes. I have bumps in the road, I fall down, I get back up again."

Equestrian Mission

Chrissy Teigen heads into 'horse world' for therapeutic reasons

In the wake of her recent pregnancy loss, Chrissy Teigen is taking the advice of her therapist and giving "horse world" a try.

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On Saturday, Jan. 16, the cookbook author and mother of two shared a photo of a gorgeous brown horse with a white nose relaxing in a stall.

"My therapist says I need something that I do for just me, as I have absolutely nothing currently lol," she tweeted. "Today begins my journey into the horse world. I hope this dude likes me … he's so handsome and appears lazy, I love."

Asked what is name is, Chrissy replied in the comments, "Cosmo!" adding that she hopes his name is a reference to the "Seinfeld" character, Cosmo Kramer, and that she's not Cosmo's owner.

Though she didn't immediately confirm if she was planning to take horseback riding lessons, the fact that her therapist suggested Cosmo made one follower point out she could be starting equine therapy, which can center around riding, or incorporate other kinds of equestrian work or interaction.

Chrissy's foray into "horse world" marks the latest in a series of changes she's made to her life since September, when she and her husband, John Legend, lost their third child, Jack, about halfway through Chrissy's pregnancy, due to complications related to the placenta.

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The experience left Chrissy in a deep state of grief, as she later shared in a candid Medium essay.

But she's also told fans she's been able to move forward, thanks to therapy and other support systems.

Back in December, the model revealed she'd given up drinking.

She's also added tattoo tributes to both Jack and John, to her growing — and family-centric — ink collection.

Good Genes

Blue Ivy Carter, 9, takes after her aunt Solange in adorable dance class video

Genes work in mysterious ways!

A video of Beyonce and Jay-Z's daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, rocking out in dance class went viral this week after Blue's grandmother, Tina Knowles Lawson, marveled at how much the 9-year-old resembles Bey's younger sister, Solange.

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"Thi is Blue but I swear it looks like Solange dancing at this age ❤️," Tina captioned the adorable clip, which shows Blue pumping her arms and stomping her feet as she spins around slowly, checking out what the other girls in her class are up to.

By the end of the short video, a few of Blue's classmates start trying out moves that match hers as they watch her dance.

According to JustJared, the clip went viral as commenters compared notes on Blue's dance floor similarities to her famous mom, 39, and aunt, 34.

For some, like activist, author and teacher Rachel Cargle, Blue's Beyonce DNA was clearly centerstage.

"The way she looked around to VERIFY that no one was on her level," Rachel commented, "… then went back to work. … BABYYYYY! This is Beys child!"

Another user joked, "Blue said 'hold my Juicebox real quick '😂😂😂."

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Granted, not a lot of kids are on her level when it comes to music and performance.  

Blue was just 8 when she won an NAACP Image Award for outstanding duo, group or collaboration for her contribution to Beyonce's "Brown Skin Girl" and a Soul Train Award for video of the year for the song's video.

Last month, she was added to the list of Grammy nominees for Best Music Video for "Brown Skin Girl," an honor she shares with her mom and Beyonce's collaborators, SaintJhn and WizKid.